The Wave ballina public school newsletter term 2 week 1

Principal's Message

Welcome to Term 2

We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break.

Term 2 is already shaping up to be a busy one with NAPLAN, sport and lots more!

PBL Activities

Our PBL Activities started this week. Students had a great time at their respective activities and the rain held off for those who headed out of the school grounds. Congratulations to all students who were able to follow our school expectations of being safe, fair and a learner to participate in these activities.


Mrs Vanessa Nelson has taken up a position at Southern Cross School Of Distance Education for the rest of this year.

Mrs Shannon Jones will be taking over the Year 1 class and we extend a warm welcome to Mrs Jones.

Mrs Nelson has done so much for our school, students, staff and community and we will miss her. We wish her all the best in her new role – and maybe we will see her back here next year.

ANZAC Day March

It was wonderful to see so many students come along to the ANZAC Day March in the holidays. Being part of the march down River Street is a very moving experience and I encourage more students to attend next year. It’s something you’ll be proud of.

Volunteer Raffle Winner

This week’s raffle winner for ‘coffee and cake’ is Kate Turner - congratulations and thank you! Don’t forget to fill in your tickets when you come and volunteer.

Thanks to The Point Ballina for donating the vouchers for our volunteer winners to enjoy coffee and cake at The Point, overlooking the river.

School Attendance

Attendance at school is essential for student success at school – both academically and socially.

Have a wonderful week of learning!

Stacie Luppi

Diary Dates

Term 2 Week 2

  • Tuesday May 7: PSSA Soccer Gala Day.
  • Friday May 10: Whole School Assembly. 2.30 pm in the School Hall. Awards given and 4/5 E will present an entertainment item. All welcome.

Term 2 Week 3

  • Monday May 13: Headlands District PSSA Touch Football. 12pm—3pm.
  • Tuesday May 14—Thursday May 16 : NAPLAN Testing. Years 3 and 5.
  • Friday May 10: Headlands District Cross Country. For Selected Students.

Important Information: Compulsory School Attendance

Help raise money for Rural Aid

ANZAC Day March

Thank you to all who attended the Anzac Day March on the 25th April. Here are a few more photo memories of the day.

NAPLAN - Week 3

NAPLAN is an annual assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It tests the types of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. The tests cover skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy.

Years 3 and 5 at Ballina Public School will be sitting NAPLAN Assessments online in 2019. The Tests will be conducted in a number of sessions from Tuesday 14th May until Monday 20th May.

REMEMBER: DON'T PANIC!!. NAPLAN is not about passing or failing, but about assessing learning progress.

If you would like to trial the types of online test questions, and understand the interactive test format you can visit the NAPLAN Public Demonstration WebSite. Just click on:


All students are encouraged to trial the tests for their year level.

P&C News

Monthly Meeting.

The P&C will be hold next monthly meeting on Tuesday 7th May 5pm in the school staff room.

We need more members. So please feel free to come along and show your support. All Welcome.

Mothers Day Stall. Wednesday 8th May

Quality gifts will be available to purchase during the morning session.

Gifts range from 50c to $8.00.

Easter Raffle

Congratulations to those lucky families who won a hamper for Easter.

Thank you to those who got involved by buying and selling tickets. Also to the families who donated items for the raffle. Total money raised was $912.00.

Thanks, from the P&C.

Canteen News

$5 Meal Deal: T-Rex Toastie

Ham & cheese toasted sandwich, Popper juice & a piece of fruit.

Plus!: A Small Prize. Only $5.00


Lunch orders need to be put in before 10 am at the latest.

This ensures that you can order what you want and makes processing a lot easier.

Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

Volunteers Needed

If you would like to help out in the canteen, give me a call or send a text. It would be great to her from you.

Thank you,

Colleen. 0457 641 431

Community Announcements

Until next week: We are ALL Fair, Safe Learners

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